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"bests of the southern wild." "silver linings playbook." "zero dark thirty." >> "lincoln," steven spielberg and katherine kennedy. producers. "less miserables." "life of pi." ang lee. producers. "amore." nominees to be undetermined.
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>> "django unchained." and "argo." ben affleck and george clooney producers. >> "argo" has been nominated. somebody tell cranston he can unchurch his teeth now. welcome back, everybody. i'm soledad o'brien, joined by showbiz tonight anchor. a.j. hammer. >> first we know what is nominated for this year's academy awards. we want to go tony shell turn t tu nischelle turner. >> the academy has the leeway to nominate five to ten pictures, they nominated ten movies, "amar'e r "amore." "lincoln," "silver linings
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playbook." "zero dark thirty." the best actor category, a strong category but a big snub it seems in this category. nominees are bradley cooper, daniel day lewis, hugh jackman, denzel washington, and no john hawkes for "the sessions." a lot of people thought he would get it. best actress. jessica chastain, jennifer laurence, naomi watts, guvenzhane wallis. and naomi watts. such a great performance. we also had the supporting categories, this, again, for the men, a very strong category, this year the nominees for best supporting actor are alan arkin
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or "argo." robert de niro for "silver linings playbook." we also got philipp seymour hoffman for "the master." and some people thought leonardo dicaprio would get a nomination or samuel l. jackson would get a nomination but neither did. beth suft porting actress, amy adams, sally field who was masterful in that movie. helen hunt, anne hathaway, and we just heard scott fine burgh say it's been 31 years since a movie has been nominated in every major category and that happened this year for "silver linings playbook." this could be the year of this small movie that i have to say was one of my favorites. and yours and many others. thanks so much. i want to get to jackie weaver.
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she was just nominated as best supporting actress. she plays dollar ores, bradley cooper's mom. wake up, how did you find out? >> i was watching the television. i couldn't sleep. i'm so excited. i'm here in l.a. only got her from australia yesterday. because i'm going to make a movie in texas. i do not believe this was going to happen. i'm so thrilled. it's such a beautiful film. and david russell is wonderful. we're such a great team. i love bradley and jen. we had a great time. >> congratulations. >> i can't believe it. >> your body clock has to be all messed up. >> you've seen the same material we've been seeing in the run-up during award shows, all of the
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critics tell me who they think will be nominated. shamefully your name has appeared on very few lifts which has to make this all the more rewarding for you. it's such a terrific way to get a nomination. >> that's right. i thought i didn't -- i obviously thought i didn't have a chance. then i consoled myself that it was sensational. i thought i can live with that. >> to get this, this is so amazing. that's because it's my second one in three years. i'm not a young woman. i can't believe my luck. >> it's wonderful. we're really excited for you. who was the first person. you hear your name on the tv. you're now a nominee. who is the first person you call? >> i call made husband in sydney, australia. but i called him three times and i couldn't wake him up. >> maybe he'll get to city on tv too. >> then i got a call from my ex-husband, so i don't know what that means. >> that's really exciting as
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nischelle mentioned, nominated in every major category which is such a big victory already. for a small movie. you know, in some ways. >> yes, yes. i'm so happy, for david o. russell. i think he is differ i know genius is an overused word but i've seen david o. russell. he's an amazing director. for me to work with that icon, mr. de niro, was like amazing. >> do you work on your speech? are you already drafting it out, the big major outline? >> honestly. >> the pressure is on. >> yeah. how did that work? >> i do know that you don't get out a piece of paper. they know for a fact millions of people turn the tv on to another channel as soon as you get out a piece of paper. so you have to try to be as
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spontaneous as possible without reading it out and trust yourself not to forget people. it's kind of hard to give a scripted speech and sometimes they can be really dull. i have seen what makes them interesting and lively. >> jacki, you should thank your ex-husband. >> jacki, congratulations. how terrific for you. i know it's just good to be nominated. we'll be pulling for you come oscar night next month. >> thank you. >> we have naomi watts on the phone as well. she's joining us by phone. congratulations to you as well. >> do we have her? >> do we have naomi? >> i'm not sure we have a connection with naomi watts. >> dan, dan? >> technical difficulties? >> naomi, are you here? >> yeah. >> looks like we're having some problems. we'll take a short break. when we come back we'll fix our audiological -- >> there she is -- >> our phone gets jammed up with
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everybody calling you with breaking news. >> yeah. nice to have you with us. >> hi. >> congratulations. where are you right now and how did you find out that you have an oscar nomination? >> i'm in my bed, so -- >> i'm in los angeles, and i watched on the television. >> i thought i wouldn't watch, because i thought it would be too much torture if i didn't get nominated, but i couldn't sleep. so i'm not going lie here. >> you sound very calm. you don't count like you're freaking out. are you freaking out on the inside? >> i am. i already had my -- you know, little personal freakout. >> this movie -- >> i'm very excited. i didn't sleep much at all last night. not just because of my tension and nerves but also because my children, there were three
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different wake-ups last night, so it didn't help. then i ended up saying i'm going turn on the tv. and i said can you tell me which channel, and she did, it was really great, because normally, you're awake. >> we're watching pictures from the film, and i covered this story. of course the 2004 tsunami, to watch it, re-enactment of it. it makes my heart stop, honestly, because i saw the devastation in thailand specifically as well. you have, i read, a tremendous fear of the water from childhood. is that right? >> yeah. that's correct. my family integrated from england to australia. which i was 14. we stopped in bali and indonesia along the way. we didn't understand riptides and things like that. we got caught in a riptide and
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did the exact wrong thing and got to the point of exhaustion. yeah, kind of got to the point of giving up. suddenly there was sand beneath my mother's feet and she was able to pull me in. in t was very scary and left me with a advertisable fear of the wate water. >> obviously, this nomination and the other attention of this is now getting the award season will bring a lot of eyeballs to the film that a lot of people have yet to know a lot about. >> congratulations to you, you can now go back to sleep, although i bet your phone is ringing off the hook. >> it's buzzing in my head. >> go answer your well-wishers. >> shall we go to the man of the hour. >> indeed, we should. seth macfarlane. they're doing what is sometimes stiff the naming of the nominations.
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emma stone. as well. >> we need to say thank you, seth. it was such a cheerful way to start the day. a little different. completely different. >> i'm just a working american. punching in, punching out. >> how much prep went into that for you this morning. because as much as i would like to believe you got up there and winged it, which you certainly could. you did take a little time in advance to get an idea what was going to happen. >> yeah. not a whole lot. we don't really get the nominees until a few hours before. >> it's not a whole lot of time. it's kind of slapped together. we have a great team and we are able to have a lost fun. >> you're also nominated. that's exciting isn't it? >> yes, i know. it's insane. i don't know how that happened. a horrible mistake has been made. >> jake thomas, good morning and congratulations. >> hey, thanks. >> have you already written the episode of "family guy" watching you on the oscars?
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>> you don't think that would be self-agrandizing? >> i think you are self-agrandizing deep down. >> you win. >> will you have a 30-piece orchestra behind you at the oscars? >> i have a 30-piece orchestra behind me right now. >> i know you do. >> they're just off camera. >> okay. good. >> seth, bradley from "us weekly." we want to know if you had run that joke by harvey weinstein before you dised him. >> i was getting you guyed mixed up with "the new york times." "us weekly" and "new york times" are two different -- >> no, i -- we didn't run it by harvey weinstein, we just figured let's throw everything at the wall and see who gets mad. >> seth -- wait, are there any no, that they've given you. don't do this, don't do that? how are you prepping for it right now? >> there have not been too many
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outright nos. we're all on the same page as far as what kind of line we want to walk. it's a common sense thing. it's not like we're going in there and, you know, pitching really, really hard core fox type jokes for the oscars, we're trying to do them live. >> congratulations. so was so much more interesting than any announcement before. >> if the show itself doesn't work out, seth, will you at least come back and host the nominations procedure every year for us? >> sure, sure. yeah, i'll do that. ill dethat and that alone. >> great seeing you seth. congratulations on the nominations she you next month. >> we have roman joining us by phone. he wrote the screen play. >> thank you so much. it's thrilling to hear the news today. >> tell me how you got the news? >> i was driving in my car with my family. and i turned the radio up.
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they kept going to other news breaks. and a close friend texted me and my mom started hooping and cheering in the car and kind of barking in her silly way, and my dad was very happy and a nice celebration. >> for me, my favorite quirky movie of the last year, i'm happy for films that don't get a lot of attention to know that "mo "moonrise kingdom" will get its do. this film will get traction and walk away with gold next month. we're very proud of it. >> congratulations. it's wonderful new. we want to also thank our pam as well for being with us. as we heard some shockers, i think in terms of snub, katheryn
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bigelow. when you consider the time spent talking about the fact that she would be on the best director list. >> do you think she wants to waterboard the committee. >> the ben affleck snub, sin the movie was about to be released, everybody was talking about ben not only as best actor, but also best director. to see it get neither of those is really surprising. but in the best picture category, we'll see what happens. >> and quevenzhene wallis. everybody will learn her name. >> she was fantastic. she was a kid. that great was great for louisiana and film industry down there. . it's terrific. those who have not seen the movies can spend the next few weeks before the ceremony itself. >> thanks, guys, for helping us out. we certainly appreciate it.
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coming up tomorrow, we'll talk to muhammad ali's daughter. news with carol costello starts right now. i'll see everybody back here for "starting point." hey, carol. ♪ stories we're watching right now in the news room, the nation's flu outbreak spreads, the death toll gross and one major american city declares a state of emergency. we'll tell you what you need to know in the scary flu season. plus this -- >> the president is going to action. there are executive orders, executive action that can be taken. >> that comment has conservatives and gun supporters in an uproar. come claim the administration is about to infringe on your second amendment rights but what power does the president really have? museum or cathedral. baseball writer jason star call force a national conversation on
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the baseball hall of fame. we'll talk to him. plus -- and there was a lion that ran across the street a big lion. >> frantic 911 callers report a lion on the loose in virginia. but it turns out to be a dog. "newsroom" starts right now. >> good morning to you, imecarol costello. thank you so much for being with us. the nationwide outbreak of flu is growing wider and deadlier. 41 states have wide-spread cases in homes and businesses and new numbers coming out tomorrow will almost certainly be worse. the more frightening measure is how dangerous this year's strain is. south carolina reporting 22 flu-related deaths so far this season. that's care compared to only one fatality for all of last year. health officials in illinois say there's six confirmed deaths
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blamed on the flu. last year there was not a single one. in massachusetts there were 18 flew related deaths. in boston the bug is spreading ferociously. ten times as many cases compared to all of last year. so the city now declared a public health emergency. joining us by phone to discuss this. dr. barbara ferrer, the executive director of boston's public health commission. welcome. >> hi, good morning. carol. >> why did you decide to declare state of emergency in boston? >> you know, we have an immense sense of urgency in the city. it's shared with other folks across the country. when you see a tenfold increase in the number of confirmed blue cases which we know is the tip of the iceberg. you have to be aggressive and have to make sure we're both mobilizing all of our public resources and private resources to really dampen this epidemic. it is an epidemic. there are thousands and
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thousands of people that are sick. some are very sick. we've had four deaths already. our emergency rooms are very overcrowded. private practices are overflowing with both phone calls and people seeking treatment. and we need to be very aggressive. and i think the message needs to get out that there's still plenty of time to get your flu vaccine. we'll have flu vaccination clinics offering flu vaccine for free across the city throughout the weekend. if you're sick you need to stay home. >> when you made this announcement yesterday, what were you hoping people would do? >> we're hoping for two things. one we're hoping that people understand that flu, particularly very severe illness associated with influenza, can really be presented especially if people get vaccinated. we don't have a high penetration, either in the city of boston or across the state of people who are getting their vaccines. so, number one for us, is we have a vaccination, while it's
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not 100 percent effective, it is effective and it's not dangerous and people need to understand that's one major step everyone can take. and if you're not that concerned about protecting yourself, please be concerned about protecting others around you, particularly those people for whom getting influenza can be life threatening. and the second thing is, we have a lot of flu circulating. and we need people to stay home when they're sick. we really need people to stay home if you're not feeling well. >> i know. i said that to one of my colleagues yesterday. he wasn't feeling well. he said it hurt. the muscles behind his eyes hurt when he sneezed. i said you got to stay home tomorrow. don't take any chances. >> right. i absolutely agree with you, and appreciate that everyone is helping with a consistent message. >> dr. ferrer, thank you so much. we want to bring in chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta. there are so many questions, so many people going to emergency
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rooms in lehigh, pennsylvania. they're setting out tents, because so many people are flooding emergency room was minor symptoms. why mai question is, when should you go to the hospital? >> there's not hard and fast rules but there's a couple significant red flags, things when they come on suddenly it's of greater concern as opposed to slower gradual onset. sudden dizziness would be a concern. difficulty breathing. flu virus often affects the upper part of your respiratory system, if it affects the lungs, you get pneumonia and a bacterial infection, that's a concern as well. think of it like this. get a flu virus infection, let's say you get it and feel better and a couple days later you get sick again. that's a red flag and the reason is, that during that couple day period, you may have developed a bacterial infection because your immune system was weak from the flu. that could be a reason to go to the doctor as well.
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>> i'm one of those people, no matter how sick i feel, i will not go to the hospital. i can't envision myself doing that. how do you convince a person like me to take this seriously enough to go? >> the truth is, typically the people who are most affected are people who are elderly, have some sort of medical problem and a weakened immune system. most healthy people out there don't have to be as concerned. my colleague, elizabeth cohen is reporting, a person in the their teens, ended up dying. it's not to be an alarmist. this could be presented and if addressed earlier enough can be treated. doesn't mean rush to the hospital by any answer o means but know the symptoms and if they get bad, do go. >> dr. gupta, thank you so have. for numbers on the job front. 371,000 people filed first-time claims last week. up $4,000 from the week before. this is the first unemployment
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report, by the way, of 2013. when it comes to ending gun violence, vice president joe biden, made it very clear, if congress doesn't pass new gun laws, the president could go it alone as in bypass congress, and issue an executive order. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders -- executive action that can be taken. weefbt decided what that is yet but we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is require. >> they took his words as a threat. saying it's tripping them of their second ahelpment rights. listen to rush limbaugh. >> when biden says, himself, the president, cabinet, attorney general, a porch of leftist democrats talking about using executive orders, when you say for what?
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it can only be to take guns. away from people. and who knew that an executive order can trump a constitutional amendment. >> he's not the only one that feels that way. look what republican congressman jeff duncan said in a statement. the founding fathers never envisioned executive orders be used to restrict our constitutional rights. we live in a republic, not a dictatorship. dan lothian is in washington. dan i-want to step back from the ledge a bit and tell us what, if the president does issue an executive order. what might that really mean? >> well, you know, this is still very early in the process, and as you heard from the vice president, they're still trying to figure this out when coordinating with the justice department about specifically what it is that the president would do on his own. they're looking at essentially two tracks here. they know there are things legislatively that can be done but in this political climate as
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you know it's difficult for things to move quickly. we saw fiscal challenges that hand over the last few months and certainly over the last several years what happened on capitol hill. so they're looking at what can be done quickly in the vice president's words, in order to save a lot of lives. so we're still waiting to figure out exactly what those details are. but nonetheless, the white house believing that this is an option, at their disposal, in order to prevent these mass shootings they believe in the future. >> let's get to the bottom line. the president can't, now, override the second amendment. he has no power to do that, right? >> exactly. >> that would have to go to congress, according to the laws of our country, right? >> exactly. but let's step back a little bit here. this is not rare that presidents use executive orders in this way. i mean, look back in 1989, former president bush, bush 41 after the shooting in stockton
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california issued an executive order banning shipment of assault represeweapons, former president clintonish ubed executive order banning assault weapons that have been modified. presidents have used this in the past not when it involves weapons but a whole host of reasons, president obama over his first term issued 144 executive orders. former president bush, george w. bush issued 291 of these executive orders over both of his terms. so, this is not unusual for presidents to sort of go it alone if they don't believe they can get it done in congress. >> dan lothian reporting live in washington for us this morning. in about four hours president obama is expected to nominate jacqk lew as treasury
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secretary. lew was a chief operating officer at citigroup. remember the treasury secretary is responsible for the nation's finance policy and his secure appear on all of your cash, at least the newly minted cash. everyone is wondering if jack lew will change what some people call his ridiculous signature. it looks like a slinky that's about to come unhinged. we're getting ahead of ourselves. let's talk about something we know. let's talk who could be taking home an award. >> nominees best performance by an actor in a leading role or. daniel day lewis in "lincoln." denzel washington in "flight." hugh jackman in "les miserables." bradley cooper and joaquim phoenix in "the master." >> we'll have nominees in entertainment and night life expert in about 15 minutes. 
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all right. this bit of news just into us. two school buses kwlieded in new jersey. officials don't think there were children on one from the buses. actually there's conflicting reports. we don't know who was on the bus. we know 16 people were hurt on one of the buses. one of the buses was called an academy bus. one was like a mini school bus. most of the sirs occur on the bigger bus. one flipped on its side the
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other veered off the roadway into the grass and remained upride. there appears to not be as many injuries on that bus. that happen near old bridge, new jersey. we'll keep you posted. national weather service also issued a tornado warning. let's head to meteorologist alexander steele for more. >> i want to show you the big picture. it's incredibly stormy. a path of moisture coming in. this is louisiana. we have tornado warnings also a previous tornado a while ago. minor and moderate roof damage in the town of plaquimines. this line, meaning we have seen and felt rotation within these strong thunderstorms. this line, you can see crossing
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over i-10 and then i-12, moving northeast about 30 miles per hour, you can see. here's donaldsville, louisiana east of baton rouge and continue to move eastward. air again probably hearing the beeping, tornado warning again right here for 45 more minutes. but, carol, the big picture, tornado watches a very fluid scenario and likelihood with more tornadoes. we'll keep you posted. >> thanks, alexandra, we'll take a break.
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good morning, thank you for being with us, i'm carol costello. it's 33 minutes past the hour. to politics now, if you thought the battle over gun control was heated before, you haven't seen
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anything yet. vice president joe biden making strong statements how the white house could handle the issue. >> the president is going to act. there's executive ors, executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. >> we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and all of the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is require. >> biden is leading the president's task force to end gun violence. president obama going around congress to achieve his goals department go over too well with some people. >> when biden himself and president, cabinet, attorney general, all of a bunch of leftist democrats talk about using executive orders, you say for what? it can only be to take guns away from people. and who knew that executive order can trump a constitutional
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amendment. >> rush limbaugh and others saying tsecond amendment in jeopardy. even though no one is talking about confiscating guns. what impact could an executive really have. joining us, will and roland martin. isn't this inflaming this? >> no, any time we talk about dealing with this issue. folks, what do they do, they run to the far extreme by saying, they're trying to take our guns. it's saying, how could you put in something that's meaningful. they also makes some sense. and this is why we can never move forward because they want to go automatically to they're taking our guns.
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calm down, stop it. >> doesn't it stop like a threat, will? it's not exactly a great negotiating point. >> yeah, it does sound that way. what does he hope to get accomplished by executive order. >> rush limbaugh is wrong. he's not able to trump the second amendment. president obama is not going trump it with a executive order. what can he get accomplished? the best i can see is to ban the import of foreign manufactured guns. i saw him talking to dan lothian earlier. it was done by president clinton. key is executive order must rest on top of an existing piece of legislation. the president cannot create law, cannot supplant congress. whatever he hopes must sit on top of laws that are already on the books. >> just to be specific about what president george bush did,
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in 1999, after a mass school shooting in california. president bush banned certain assault weapons also used for sporting purposes and a year later. he banned assault weapons modified to get around the sporting purposes exception. that's what they did. i don't know if those things were ultimately effective, roland, so why bother? >> here's the deal. this is also a mistake that we made. well, is it effective, so why do it? look, you can deal with this issue from a variety of ways. what the failure that we have in this conversation, we always want to say, can this one thing stop a new town? no. there is no one thing that can stop a new town, but you can say what are some reasonable things that we can do that can lower the opportunity lower the risk. that's the whole point. we shouldn't be afraid to put
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those kind of things in place. again you're not going to fine one thing that will solve the problem. >> i want to ask you again because you're a lawyer, right? does the president have the power to overturn the second amendment? >> no. he does not have the power to overturn the second amendment. i don't know what his intentions are. i would like to explain this to roland. roland used words like reasonable. they don't carry weight. the reason people worry about you taking away guns, you say this, we'll pass an assault weapon ban. those terms are meaningless. you can't define assault weapons. these are things to make you feel warm and fuzzy. only thing you can do. assault weapons are equivalent to 70% of begins in this country. you must ban. and confit accident skate. basel criminals can get them. all semi automatics at that point you run into a very skeer just second amendment problem.
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>> if congress passes a second ameandment it will be retro active and government will go around to people's houses and confiscate guns. >> did not say that. if they pass an assault weapons ban, it will not have an effect. if you want to make a dent in the problem, you must ban -- assault weapon that doesn't mean anything. you can't define it. you would have to define all semi automatic weapons. that's the functional line where guns get different and semi automatics are rifles, shotgun, handguns, 70% of semi automatics. >> you have a definition what an assault weapon is. >> but the definition doesn't make it any more lethal carol, the definition of assault weapon has to do with things like a pistol grip. >> carol, again, you can define and again, what you have is
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people who want to -- who just don't believe in any kind of restrictions. no, nothing will work. none of this stuff will work. i'm simply saying is you can make the effort. let's stop this whole notion, because either one thing that worked, or nothing can work at all. i'm saying that makes no sense to me. >> roland martin, will cain. thanks as usual. >> appreciate it. >> nobody in the class of 201. baseball elects no players to the hall of fame. jason star will talk about why this hand and what it means. hi. i'm henry winkler. and i'm here to tell homeowners that are 62 and older about a great way to live a better retirement. it's called a reverse mortgage. [ male announcer ] call right now to receive your free dvd and booklet with no obligation. it answers questions like how a reverse mortgage works, how much you qualify for,
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"southern wild." >> "silver linings playbook." >> "zero dark thirty". >> "lincoln." steven spielberg and kathleen kennedy producers. >> "les miserables." >> "life of pi." ang lee.
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>> "amore" nom noise be determined. >> "django unchained." and "argo." ben affleck and george clooney, producers. >> this is the event, hollywood gets up early for. the nominations for the academy awards. "lincoln" the big winner this morning, nominated 12 times including best picture and best actor for daniel day-lewis. but the big surprise was "silver linings playbook" taking nom sna nations in every single category. eight in total. >> me? none. i used to be on lithium and abillfy. i don't take them anymore. they make me foggy and bloated. >> i agree. i was on xanax. >> ever take klonopin? >> right? >> what day is it? >> how about tresadome.
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>> it flattens you out. it takes the light out of your eyes. >> we'll talk about everything from winner, loser, surprises and snubs. i'm joined by michael mustoe, entertainment writer, and new york icon. >> hi, mr. icon. >> i like that. i'm glad i can't take a klonopin five minutes ago or i wouldn't be with you right now. >> the light would go out of your eyes. >> "silver linings playbook" is a great film. it mixes mental illness with a rom-come. that movie has a glow of oscar about it. >> i saw it twice. i loved it so much i saw it twice. >> i hope you weren't shocked by the ending. >> i wasn't. >> especially the second time. that would be weird. >> that would be weird. >> any surprises, somebody who
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wasn't nominated or somebody who sold have been, oh, say, ben affleck? >> ben affleck was not nominated. and katheryn bigelow was not nominated. people that they put in there were for superb movies. "amore" is a foreign foreign film about an old couple's life. and the little girl in the movie. quevenjhene wallis. lied when she got the part. now she's nine. she's the youngest best actress nominee in history. and emanuelle riva is the
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. . . . is induction day at cooperstown won't be the same this summer. the baseball writers association had 37 candidates to choose from and elected none, zero, a few players had the whiff of steroids but should that have kept them out of the hall. jason stark doesn't think so. he wrote with cooperstown, quote, if it is a cathedral, not a museum, we are going to have to throw out gaylord perry, sorry, gaylord and everyone that corked a bat or scuffed a ball or used an amphetamine and
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everyone that was an off the field scoundrel. good morning, jason. >> hi, carol. >> you are one of the sports writers with the power to get someone into the hall. as you sat down with the ballot this year, was it the most agonizing ever? >> absolutely the toughest ever. i actually went and looked at every single ballot since the beginning of hall of fame voting in the 30s i think this was the most star-studded ballot in like 75 years. it's really incredible to think that we elected nobody. we had a candidate that hit more home runs than anybody that ever lived in barry bonds. we didn't elect him. we had a pitcher in roger clemons who won, at the time he retired, more games than any right-handed pitcher since 1920. we didn't elect him. we had a guy hit 600 home runs in sammy sosa. had a guy in craig piggio that had more than 3,000 hits.
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we didn't elect him. it shows you how confused the voters are about a narrative that was so controversial. >> on the sports page in "new york times," welcome to cooperstown, no one. there is going to be a problem around next time too? >> next year, it gets worse. everybody who we had to deal with yesterday is still going to be on the ballot with the exception of dale murphy. next year, we have tom glavine and greg maddux and jeff kent and mike macino. five more great candidates. we are going to look at a ballot that has 20 bonafide cabbndidat wech . we can only vote for ten. we have to make decisions not based on whether we think they were a hall-of-famer or not but trying to play guessing games on
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mo morality and steroid use. >> you said maybe we should throw out gaylord perry. what he did seems charming compared to what barry bonds supposedly did? >> people thought it was amusing that a guy threw a spitball or scuffed balls or put foreign substances on the ball. that's viewed as gamesmanship. i understand that is a form of cheating that is not the same thing as taking steroids. here is the way i view it. if we decide it is a museum of baseball history, then we should be electing the greatest players of that era, just way we have elected the greatest players of all errors and let baseball, the hall of fame decide how they want to explain to people what those guys are doing there. on the other hand, if we think it is some sort of saintly place, then don't we have to throw out all the cheaters. i don't see how we can have it both ways.
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stories we are watching in the "newsroom." the nation's flu out break grows. one city declares an emergency. what you need to know in this scary flu season. plus this. >> the president is going to act. executive orders and action can be taken. >> that has conservatives and gun owners in an uproar. what power does the president really have? from magazine covers to morning television, you can't seem to get away from chris christie. is it all part of a push towards pennsylvania avenue in 2016? "playbook," that movie could go all the way to oscar. we are taking a look at movies that could walk away with
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hollywood's top prize. "newsro "newsroom" starts now good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for being with us. this just in to us this morning. two decades of hits to his head likely led to brain disease for junior seau. he took his own life inside his california home last may. his family donated his brain to the national institute of health. the scientists found he suffered from a dejentd tigenerative bra disease. dr. sanjay gupta, a neurosur neurosurgeon, has been following this story. >> you remember duerson and seau, shot themselves in the chest. duerson said he wanted his brain to be studied. that's what they think about junior seau seau.
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it showed chronic encephalopathy. most of the nfl players brains have shown this. these are people who wanted their brain studied. they are a little bit of a biased group. clearly, it is a significant issue. stage four being anger, um pu e impulsivity. >> so the knocks to his head changed his personality too? >> what we've learned from this is the only thing that can cause this problem, known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is like an alzheimer's disease that strikes young people i saw some first-hand. went to the lab where they are looking at this. that chronic traumatic encephalopathy can be caused by concussions and sub con cuss
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sieve hits. seau didn't have a lot of concussions but he did have a lot of hits to the head tichlts not just concussions but just repeated blows to the head over a very long career. >> how many hits to the head and you get this condition? >> we don't seem to have an absolute number. this is still relatively emerging science. a couple years ago, we weren't hardly talking about this. we do seem to know that the more hits to the head, the worse, which would make sense. the earlier they start, the worse it is. i saw evidence of this in a person who was 17 years old, carol. it can be quite significant. you see again the impact of those hits to the head, the swelling, the inflammation that can sometimes occur in the brain. a setup to the cte. >> so i'm going to ask you a question maybe you don't know the answer to. the nfl, it says it is addressing this problem. is it addressing it effectively? >> it is hard to say. i think there has been some rule changes now to take away some of the most dangerous parts of the
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game. i think they have focused a lot on concussions specifically. if someone has a concussion, they are more likely to stay out of the game and get a sideline game. >> you are a football fan. you watch these sub con sus sieve hits. the guy bounces back up, seemingly no problems. it is those things, accumulating over time, that probably also need to be addressed. >> dr. sanjay gupta, thanks so much. now, to the nationwide outbreak of the flu. it is growing wider and deadlier. 41 states have widespread cases ripping through homes, schools and businesses. new numbers will almost certainly be worse. the more frightening measure is how dangerous this year's strain is moving to be. south carolina reporting at least 22 flu related deaths so far. that is compared to only one fatality, one death for all of last year. health officials in illinois, they say there are at least six confirmed deaths blamed on the flew. last year, not a single one. in massachusetts, there are at
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least 18 fleu-related deaths. boston has declared a public health emergency. there are ten times as many flu cases compared to last year. one of the deaths, a big, strapping kid from suburban dallas texas, mack sward, got really sick. despite being hospitalized, his health and life slipped away in a matter of days. elizabeth cohen has his story. >> the family was getting ready for a joyful christmas when on december 21st, 17-year-old son, max, started feeling sick, tired, fever. >> he never really got super sick. >> two days later, he was feeling better, played in the snow on vacation in wisconsin, celebrated christmas with his family but christmas night, max felt sick again. >> he had he can ses sieve, 104.9 fever, and we could not break it. >> the next morning, his parents took max to the hospital where
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he was diagnosed with the flu. >> within 30 minutes, the doctor was like, there is something really wrong here. his kidneys are starting to fail. >> max was rushed by helicopter to a larger hospital. >> one of the last coherent things he said, he looked at me and there were tears rolling down his face. >> he said shlgs mom, i'm scared. i said, i know, buddy. i am too. then, he saw me crying and he said, it's going to be okay. you are going to be okay. i love you. that's the last really coherent things that he said to me. >> within 24 hours, max went from feeling okay to intensive care. >> his organs were shutting down and completely baffled of what was happening, what would attack him so quickly. >> his parents prayed for a miracle. >> i put my hands on his heart and would feel his heartbeat. i just knew how big it was, you know. >> four days later, max died. a young man whose nickname was
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panda, 6'4", big and gentle. played golf, goofed on his sisters, taught sunday school. after max died, they drove how many to louisville, texas. an acceptance letter waiting in the mailbox to his college first choice. tom and max want max to be remembered for how he loved life, people and god. the money will go to a charity for selling t-shirts in his memory and the memory of his huge, loving heart. >> max was completely healthy before he got the flu. i know when parents see this, they think, what would i do? what could i do to make sure this didn't happen to my kid. the truth is, sometimes there is nothing you can do. there are some red flags that you can watch out for. first of all, if a child or anybody gets better and then worse, that's not a good sign. that's what happened to, ma. the flu actually started to go away. a secondary bacterial infection
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set in on top of that. also, if a child is extremely lethargic, that's a bad sign too, if they don't want to do anything except sleep. that's a bad sign. thirdly, if a child or adult is confused, that's also a sign to get to medical help. having said this, most kids are okay when they have the flu. when they get very, very sick, they go down hill very fast, just like what happened with max. carol? >> elizabeth cohen reporting live for us this morning. we want to take a look at what you should know about the flu and its dangers. dr. bill schaffner is a professor in the department of preventative medicine. doctor, welcome. >> hello, carol. good to be with you. >> that story from elizabeth cohen is quite frightening. at what point do you take your kid to the hospital? >> well, it's exactly as elizabeth said, if you really think that your child is very sick, if they are lethargic and not responsive, if they are not
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eating, if they have a high fever, a persistent cough and an adult more likely than a child if that cough turns productive. if they are confused, any of those things that make you think this is a real serious illness. >> would a flu shot have necessarily saved him? >> the influenza vaccine is a good vaccine but it is no the a perfect vac ze perfect vaccine. it works better in young, healthy people than older persons. it is the best vaccine we have but there are cases that occur despite immunization. they are often of benefit because they can prevent some of the complications. it makes a more serious infection somewhat milder but it's not a perfect vaccine but it is the best that we have and if you haven't been vaccinated, quick, run out and get vaccinated. take advantage of whatever protection there is available. >> i just want to, you know,
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blow up some myths, because i hear people say them all the time. one, the flu vaccine, it makes me sick. i got the flu vaccine and, geez, i came down with the flu. >> that is a myth. you can get a bit of a sore arm if you get the injection. if you get the nasal spray variety, you can have a sore throat and a runny nose but you can't get flu from the flu vaccine. >> if i have already had it, am i inoculated. if i gel it it again? >> you don't know if you have had the flu, because it hasn't been specifically diagnosed. if you have gotten it once, don't get it again. don't rely on it. with he should all get vaccinated. there are so many other respiratory illnesses that lay people call the flu which isn't the flu. >> a last question, because i heard it this morning right here at cnn. it is january. it is too late to get the flu shot. >> it's not, because influenza is going to be with us into
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february and even beyond. if you haven't been vaccinated, please, take advantage of the benefits of the influenza vaccine. run, do not walk, get the vaccine. protect yourself and everyone around you. >> dr. schaffner, thank you so much. >> my pressure, carol. stay healthy. this news just in to cnn. new information about walmart. a me go today in washington on gun violence. an obama administration official telling cnn walmart's representative will meet only with attorney general, eric holder, and not with the vice president. remember, walmart was originally not going to attend the meeting at all but changed its mind yesterday. when it comes to ending gun violence, vice president joe biden made it clear if congress doesn't pass new gun laws, the president could go it alone, as in bypass congress and issue an executive order. >> the president is going to
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act. there are executive orders and action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. we are compiling it all with help of the attorney general and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required. >> gun rights advocates took the remark as a threat charging it is the first step in sfrtrippin americans of their second amendment rights. listen to rush limbaugh. when biden, himself, a liberal democrat, says himself, the president, cabinet, attorney general, a bunch of leftist democrats are talking about using executive orders. for what? it could only be to take guns away from people. who knew that an executive order could trump a constitutional amendment? >> he is not the only one. look at what republican congressman, jeff duncan, of south carolina said. he said this, the founding fathers never envisioned executive orders being used to
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restrict our konconstitutional rights. we live in a republic, not a dictatorship. cnn's white house correspondent, dan lothian, is in washington this morning. what does joe biden mean by issuing an executive order? >> reporter: well, we don't know. he didn't spell out all the details of what that means other than that it is a tool that the president has at his disposal to get things done quickly. as you know, over the last few months and certainly the last few years, in the fiscal fight, you have seen how there have been challenges in moving things along quickly on capitol hill. so while the administration believes there is the legislative track that can move forward, such as extending the ban on assault weapons, they also believe there are other options that the president can use in order to get things done quickly to prevent further violence. that's why you heard the vice president say, that is one thing they are looking at. he said that they didn't know what it was at the time but they are talking about it with the
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justice department to figure out exactly legally what the president can do. >> executive orders happen all the time. i'm talking about executive orders pertaining to guns. >> they do. obviously, any time you start talking about issues such as gun control and what the president can do on his own, it's quite controversial. you look back over time back in 1989 whether there wn there was in stockton, california, george h.w. bush, issued an executive order banning the shipment of certain assault weapons and former president clinton in 1998, he banned the import of assault weapons that had been modified, issued an order banning those assault weapons. this is something presidents have done in the past and not just surrounding weapons. this is what presidents can can use for a whole host of things. in fact, president obama during his first term has issued 144
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executive orders, former president george w. bush issued 291 executive orders over two terms. it is something that president's use. every time they do, there is always some controversy, a lot of questions about the executive orders that presidents put out there. >> dan lothian, reporting live from washington this morning. a surprise move in colorado where the defense for james holmes decides not to lay out its case in his preliminary hearing. a judge must decide if holmes should stand trial for the shooting deaths of 12 people last summer as new photos come out, creepy photos, from holmes' cell phone.
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it's 18 minutes past the hour. check our top stories. should photos of osama bin laden's body and burial at sea be released. they are hearing arguments about that. judicial watch has been pushing to get the photos out. the conservative legal group has said the government hasn't proven the photos could damage national security. president hugo chavez will not be able to attend his inauguration ceremony. they have called for supporters to show up in front of the presidential palace for a rally hamid karzai is conducting high level rounds this week at the pentagon talking about u.s. presence in his country. he will meet with secretary of state clinton later today and president obama tomorrow. >> jerry sandusky back in court
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today hoping to get his child sex abuse conviction overturned. his attorneys are agoing the court did not give them enough time to prepare for trial. the judge will rule on the appeal at a later date. tomorrow, we'll know if the man accused of a mass shooting inside an aurora colorado movie theater will go on trial. james holmes preliminary hearing ended wednesday, two days earlier than expected. the defense called no witnesses. prosecutors showed several photos taken from his home, including self-portraits and images taken from inside the cinema several weeks before 12 people were killed. casey wian is outside the courtroom in centennial, colorado, with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. earlier, you used the word creepy to describe cell phone photos taken by james holmes that were taken yesterday. that is the exact appropriate way to describe them.
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the first four photos were somewhat inobjecting cueous. they were clearly photos to case the movie theater. two were inside the theater. one showed a closeup of the door hinge. you will recall he propped open one of the doors to go out and get weapons. the other two photos were outside exterior photos around midnight, which is the time the shooting happened. the other eight photos were taken inside his apartment. in four photos, he had black contact lenses. contrasting that with his bright orange hair made him look very menacing. he was grinning and had his tongue sticking out. other photos showed some explosives that he used to boobytrap his apartment and the final photo taken hours before the shooting spree was of his bed and on top of the bed was all of the tactical gear he was wearing, vests, helmet,
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leggings, including all four weapons that he had, an assault rifle as described by police, a shotgun and two handguns. here is what one family member of a victim had to say after seeing all the photos. >> from where i was sitting, i could see his face, eyes, expression. he was delighted to see himself on the screen. >> of course, prosecutors showing these photos and displaying the time they were taken in an effort to show there was a lot of planning that went into this massacre, carol. >> another question. why did the defense change its plans and not begin playing out its case. >> hard to tell, because the defense put up a stren u us
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fight. i can read you what public defender, had to say about the decision. >> this is neither the proper time for us to put on a show or some kind of truncated defense. that's all we know about why they didn't call witnesses. >> casey wiians. still ahead. should the president ish yosue executive order on guns?
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an executive order on guns. even before his gun task force met, vice president, joe biden, dropped a bomb. in short, congress, if you don't act on gun control, the president will. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders and executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. we are compiling it all with help of the attorney general and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action, we believe, is required. >> as soon as the vice president uttered those words, it was as if lightning had struck. >> they wish they had the power to take guns away. if biden says himself, the president, cabinet, attorney general, all a bunch of leftist democrats are talking about using executive orders, when you say for what? it could only be to take guns. . >> i would advise mr. obama to
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consider what happened to george iii when he was doing similar things against the american colonists. >> the drudge report announced the news by showing images of hitler and stalin. let's step back from the edge, shall we, for just a second and examine what an executive order might really mean. in 1989 after a mass school shooting in stockton, california, president george h.w. bush, a republican, issued an executive order banning the shipment of certain assault weapons unless used for sporting purposes. in 1998, president bill clinton's executive order banned the import of certain assault weapons that had been modified. it is not likely president will issue a total executive issue banning guns. they are meant to execute existing laws. even if he puts in further
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will fall behind in the world. vice president, joe biden, says the president is going to act on gun violence. biden says mr. obama is looking into executive orders to help prevent mass shootings. biden, who is leading a task force, held meetings yesterday with religious leaders and groups representing survivors of mass shootings. >> more changes coming to the obama administration. in a little more than three hours, the president, expected to nominate his white house chief of staff, jack lew, to be treasury secretary. last night, hilda solis resigned shchlt resigned. she is expected to leave her post this month. when you hear the boss, the first person you think of is bruce springsteen. not "time" magazine who have chris christie on their cover. here is how he reported. >> i am reporting "time"
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magazine to the anti-italian defamation league. look at that thing. come on. >> it makes you look like tony soprano. >> i can't wait for that to come home for my kids to see it. >> kristy poking a little fun about his latest turn in the spotlight. jim acosta explains, kristy's blunt style sometimes put the rec can powerhouse at odds with members of his own party. >> from making the rounds on the morning talk shows to landed on the cover of "time" magazine and dubbed the boss, chris christie just might be the next big thing for a republican party that's shrinking in stature. the new jersey governor never seems to be at a loss for words when it comes to giving the gop some straight talk. >> we have lost two elections in a row. we need to be thinking about doing something different. he grabbed his party by the collar last week when he called out house speaker, john boehner, for staaling passage of billions of dollars in relief money for victims of superstorm sandy. >> there is only one group to
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blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims, the house majority and their speaker, john boehner. >> reporter: he complained new jersey is still waiting for the bulk of the aide money. >> new jersey, both republicans and democrats, will never stand silent when our citizens are being shortchanged. >> reporter: many in the gop who gave christie a pass for standing shoulder to shoulder with obama now wonder if he is just piling on. needlessly bashing republicans because it is the popular thing to do. most republicans view this as, yes, he has been bashing the speaker but he was doing it to protect his state. he is going to have to switch that out pretty quickly. the. >> if he did it on a weekly basis, he might as well switch
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parties. >> either way, he is popular in new jersey with a new poll finding. he has a 73% approval rating that should ease his way into re-election this year. christie appears to be showing his party a more moderate way forward. he is open to discussing a federal assault weapons ban. as for the white house, he is dropping plenty of hints telling reporters he will be more ready to run in 2016. jim acosta, cnn, washington. let's talk more about chris christie with jason johnson, the chief political correspondent for pol tick 365 and a political science profess tore sat hiram college in ohio and in washington, cnn con triblt tore and contributing editor to news week and "the daily beast," david fromm. >> good morning. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. about 2016, you heard christie who said he will be more than ready. will his partying ready to
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nominate him? david? >> it would be great if there were space in the republican world for somebody who came from the northeast and represented the traditions of northeastern republicanism. in the previous package, you spoke to a republican consultant that defined the republicanism of the midwest and south as the overall governing, dominant tradition of the republican party. there have been other traditions in california and the northeast. if chris christie can lead them, he could be an important force for himself and the party. >> i want to dig into that poll a little bit more that jim acosta mentioned it in his piece. it shows christie with very strong approval among new jersey voters, 73%. he has broad support among some groups not known for favoring republicans. 62% of democrats, 69% of nonwhites. 70% of women and 62% of those who live in public employee
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households. that's even as he made cuts to pensions. can a republican like that win the primary. >> i think he is about 40 pounds and a really good running mate away from getting the nomination. those two things aren't easy to do. he has to win the south, the conservatism in the midwest from ohio, places where i am from. they like chris christie. they like the bluster and behavior. the truth of the matter is, a primary is a completely different animal. if he keeps being critical the way he is now, he runs the risk of becoming the next john mccain, the kind of guy that can win a general election but can't win a primary. he has to be real careful the next couple of years everybody says that the republican party has to do soul searching and change. might chris christie force that change? >> those numbers that you are citing there are probably fleeting. new jersey has been through a rally around the flag moment. they look a lot like george bush's numbers in the three
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months after 9/11. i don't think he will be at 60 plus percent three months from now. that seems unsustainable as they remember the conflicts that you mentioned he has been having with them. the goal here should not be for chris christie to be a critic of the republican party. he needs to be a reformer of the republican party from the inside. he had a specific quarrel with speaker boehner. that means he is going to need not to continue that but to cause the party to follow him. >> okay. so here is a scenario. jason, i will post this to you. what if chris christie said, hey, i really want to be president. i can't win a republican primary. i'm going to switch to independent or democrat. >> that would be a massive and entertaining waste of money. no one is going to win as an independent. >> what about a democrat? >> even if he switched parties, i don't think there would be an tune. a lot of democrats would resist and a lot of republicans would be angry. party switching is not just a matter of ideology.
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your donors and campaign staff have to make. i don't think that's a switch he could make at any time and have any chance of winning. he is going to have a problem leading the republican party. a lot more soul searching to be done. a lot of his behavior is about getting reelected than in getting elected in 2016. >> it is kind of sad that a guy who at the moment appeals across every major demographic in this country doesn't really have a chance to become president of the united states. >> it is not the sad at all, because we don't want this kind of finger snapping magical approach to politics. politics is a continuous process of education. chris christie's job right now if he is going to be a serious figure and not just a local one, he has to reshape the party. long ago, a german social science named max vaper, said, politics is the art of drilling through very hard, thick boards. he has to convince, persuade and lead. it is ease why i to criticize
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and easy to fight. you can get a lot of publicity that way. change requires persuasion. he has three years to do that. >> david fromm, jason johnson, thanks for the interesting conversation this morning. her name might be a little hard to pronounce but audiences have no trouble seeing the charm in her performance. one day, the storms going to blow, the ground's going to sink and the water is going to rise up so high there ain't going to be no bathtub, just a whole bunch of water. the youngest person ever to be nominated for best actress. we'll have more on her surprising nomination coming up.
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it is almost time for the glitz, the glamour, the loser saying it is just an honor to be nominated. the nominees for the 85th academy awards announced nine films will be vying for the best picture, beast of the southern wild, silver linings playbook, "zero dark thirty," les mis, life of pi, amorur, dzango.
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>> i was looking at this list. depressing movies nominated. >> there are some dark themes. those are the ones that always get the most attention for oscar season. >> they resonate with our emotions. let's talk about some of them. a couple of directors certainly got snubs in their category. no nominations for ben affleck for argo or kathryn bigelow for ""zero dark thirty." >> there seems to be a bit of a disconnect when that happens. now that you can nominate more than five films for best picture, that's something you have to contend with. ben affleck was a real surprise. that movie seemed like a huge come back for him. it is getting attention in the best picture category and for
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best supporting actor for alan arkin. >> he will have to be satisfied with that. another surprise was that little girl from beast of the southern wild. i'm not going to pronounce her name, because i will butcher it. she is the cutest girl ever. she is nine years old. do you think she can win? >> you never know. there is a lot of competition in that category. she is so cute. she did this movie when she was so young. as the youngest nominee ever in that category, that is really impressive. this movie is a surprise hit with the oscar community. it has gotten several nominations. it wasn't on a lot of people's radar. it is really a moving film and she stands a good chance. >> it is interesting how they found the actors in this movie. the little girl's father was running a hotdog stand and the movie said, you look like you could fulfill this role. this little girl had no previous acting experience. >> she had to lie about her age to get the audition.
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she wasn't supposed to be any younger than six and she was still five. she had to fudge the numbers. >> that's insane a 5-year-old could memorize all that dialogue and make it sound so real. she deserves that. >> she is incredible. let's talk about silver linings "playbook." it is funny, sad. it has all of that. oscar seems to love a drama more than a comedy, usually. >> this kind of has the magical factor of being dramatic and having the poignant, funny side to it. riley cooper is excellent. he stands a really good clans of winning. daniel day lewis is going to be some stiff competition there. we are going to say "silver linings" playbook cleaning up with some of the awards. let's run a clip for our audience so they can see what we are talking about.
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>> what's this? >> the court said yes. >> but what did the doctor say? >> can i do an interview for a school project? >> no. >> i feel motivated. i don't feel so angry all the time. >> whole time you are rooting for this hemingway guy. >> charlotte, stick around. we just got david russell who is the director of silver linings playbook on the phone. how does it feel to be oscar nominated? >> it feels very emotional and very humbling. >> how did you find out? >> i had wanted to -- i'm a little superstitious. i wanted to sleep but i woke up and then the tv was on in my house. the first thing i saw was robert de niro which put me over the moon, because i feel -- i am very proud of my actors. i'm very, very happy for my
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actors but robert de niro, jackie weaver, bradley cooper and jennifer lawrence all got nominated. that is the most proud thing for a director. >> if i just woke up and kind of heard the television in my head, i would think i was dreaming. >> i knew i was dreaming because there is a lot of pressure that builds up, a lot swirling around you as the night approaches. last night, i called a lot of people and told them how grateful i was no matter what happened, to have made the film. that's how i set my clock. so i feel okay. you want all your actors and everybody to do well. you don't know what's going to happen. a lot of great films this year. >> there are. your particular silver linings playbook, it's rather surprising, because we didn't hear much about it. it has been, i don't know, in the can for a long time before it was finally released. is that right? >> yes. we have been trying to make the
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film for five years. it's a very personal film. it's a very emotional film for me. i think it's a great film for any family that's struggled with any of these issues just as the fighter was. another family struggling with some stuff. that's what this is. it is personal to me and my family. it just means everything to me that we got the film made after five years and that it is finding audiences. it has been following a slower release pattern like "the kings speech." we have to trust with him and finding audiences. >> so on the big night, you're sitting in the audience. i'm just curious, how does that feel? >> oh, you're just so happy to be there. i went there with a fighter and you are just so blessed to be with so many talented people. i don't know if you've -- it's like anything in sports or
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it's been more than five years since the housing market collapsed. it seems only yesterday, right? today, the government is announcing new rules to protect you, buyers, and the economy, from predatory lenders. the head of the new consumer financial protection bureau said this, quote, when consumers sit down at the closing table, they shouldn't be set up to fail with mortgages they can't afford. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. this sounds like music to my ears. tell us more. >> carol, what this does is create standards for what the bureau is calling a qualified mortgage. here is some of the criteria. if you are looking for a loan, you have to have enough income and assets to repay the loan. you have to show proof of employment, afford the monthly payment along with all associated costs of owning the home and that includes property, taxes and insurance.
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the lender has to consider other debts you have like student loans, car loans and credit card loans. it sounds like common sense stuff lenders should have been doing all along in case you are looking for taking out a loan. this starts on january 1st, carol. >> what happens to lenders that don't follow these rules? >> their feet could be held to the fire. borrowers can sue the bank if they give you a loan you can't pay back, only if you have an unqualified mortgage. the onus is on the bank to get a loan. if an unqualified borrower is approved. that cob the lender's fault. they could put themselves in legal jeopardy. if you qualify, you cannot sue. this protects the banks, because it is determined ahead of time that you are signing up for a line that you can afford. clearly, there is plenty of incentive for these banks to do this homework and get people in
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should the president issue an executive order on guns? from tom, sort of defeats the purpose of the konconstitution checks and balances.
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from lester, don't let this confuse people into thinking the president can supercede the constitution. well, something productive needs to be done. this from hanna, if congress won't get things done, then someone has to. an executive order may be the only way. from tim, hell, no, he needs to use the proper channels. this is not a tick ddictatorshi. as an nra member, i support registering all guns, tracking large ammo purchases and limited sales to one gun a month. so there. keep the conversation going. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining us today. "cnn newsroom" with ashleigh banfield continues after a break.
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